Fix: Warframe Network Not Responding

Warframe is a third-person shooter and is free to play. The game was published and developed by  Digital Extremes. Initially, the game was released for Microsoft Windows in the March of 2013 and was later released for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo switch. However, quite recently we have received a lot of reports from users who are unable to play the game due to the “Network Not Responding” error. This error occurs while trying to sign in to the game and sometimes even while trying to connect to the server.

Warframe Network Not Responding message

What Causes the “Network Not Responding” Error in Warframe?

After receiving several user reports we investigated the error to devise a set of solutions that you can implement in order to get rid of this error. Also, we looked into the reasons due to which this error is triggered and some of the most common ones are listed below.

  • Firewall: Sometimes, the windows firewall blocks the game from making contact with its servers due to a false alarm that the game is a virus. This is a common cause of the error and can be fixed easily.
  • DNS cache: In some cases, the DNS cache might be corrupted and causing the issue. The DNS is used by the computer to translate names into IP addresses.
  • Game Servers: The game developers in order to maintain the servers sometimes have to take them down due to which users face connectivity issues. This can easily be checked from the developer’s social media handle as most developers update the users before doing so.
  • Slow Internet: In some cases, the internet connection of the user was facing packet loss and high pings due to which connecting to the servers might be an issue.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem we will move on towards the solutions. It is recommended that you implement these solutions in the specific order that they are provided in.

Solution 1: Restarting the Internet Router

Sometimes the internet Router settings might be using the wrong DNS settings. Therefore, in this step, we will be completely power-cycling the internet router to make sure that is not the case.

  1. Unplug the power from the internet router
    Unplugging
  2. Wait for at least 5 minutes
  3. Replug the power and wait until internet access is granted.
  4. Try to run the game and check to see if the problem persists.

If this step does not solve the issue don’t worry as it is the most basic troubleshooting step in solving the problem. Move on towards the next solution.

Solution 2: Flushing the DNS

In some cases, the DNS cache might be corrupted and causing the issue. The DNS is used by the computer to translate names into IP addresses. Therefore, in this step, we are going to be completely refreshing the DNS by deleting its cache

  1. Click on the search bar and type “Command Prompt
  2. Right-click on the icon and select “Run as Administrator
  3. Type in “ipconfig/flushdns” inside the command prompt in order to completely refresh the DNS.
  4. Now run the game and check to see if the problem persists.
The process

Solution 3: Using an Ethernet Connection

In some cases, the internet connection of the user was facing packet loss and high pings due to which connecting to the servers might be an issue. Therefore, it is always a good idea to use an ethernet connection over a wireless one to remove any packet loss. Try to use an ethernet connection and check to see if the problem persists.

Solution 4: Granting Access in Firewall.

Sometimes, the windows firewall blocks the game from making contact with its servers due to a false alarm that the game is a virus. This is a common cause of the error and can be fixed easily. To do so:

  1. Click on the Start Menu icon and select Settings.
  2. Inside the Settings, click on the Update and Security option.
  3. Now click on “Windows Security” in the Left Pane.
  4. Click on the “Firewall and Network Protection” option.
  5. Now click on the “Allow an App through Firewall” option.
  6. Click on the “Change” option to grant the Admin rights
  7. Scroll down and select “Warframe” from the list
  8. Check both the “Public” and “Private” boxes and click on OK
  9. This will grant access and it will be allowed to connect to the game servers.
  10. Run the game and check to see if the problem persists.
    Allowing an app through the firewall

Note: The game developers in order to maintain the servers sometimes have to take them down due to which users face connectivity issues. This can easily be checked from the developer’s social media handle as most developers update the users before doing so. Therefore, make sure that is not the case before trying out these solutions. If everything is working fine, you can try to use a VPN in order to connect to the game. You can also try to disconnect from the VPN once you are in-game and everything is working stably in order to reduce latency.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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